I ALL SORTS Fr. Bernard Basset, S.J.
Pilgrimage, Prayer, Penance
ON July 3 the 14 groups of pil
grims set out with their crosses to WOW the 200 miles to Walsingham. They start from Westminster, Canterbury, East Grinstead, Basingstoke. Oxford. Malmesbury, Stourbridge, Birmingham, Newcastle, Wrexham, Birkenhead. Glossop, Middlesbrough, and Leeds. They need a few more volunteers, the co-operation of the Catholics in the towns and villages through which they will be passing, and the prayers and spiritual assistance of the millions who share their fervour but cannot join them on the road. The Just for To-day Society will appreciate the chivalry of this great gesture, which does not point to past or future. but expresses penance. prayer and pilgrimage in 1948. It would he bad if the zeal of the pilgrims failed to rally all earnest Christians. far worse if so spiritual an undertaking was treated merely as a stunt.
For Schoolchildren THE excellent booklet, Pilgrim
age. Prayer. Penance. which is absurdly cheap at 6d.. gives the detailed itinerary for each of the 14 crosses and would be especially interesting for the children at school. At St. John's, Beaumont, the boys hope to make a huge map of England so that the crosses may be followed on their journey and moved from village to village during the day.
Inter-School Dances THE linking up of boys' and girls schools for annual dances is now all the fashion and the idea should develop into a seven-a-side tournament or cuptie, with seeded players. extra time, and Australian or American visitors to carry off all the prizes. To date we have reached the threecornered stage for Beaumont, Poles and New Hall are haOing a combined dance at the Dorchester on June 4. Tickets may be had from Michael Burgess, 3, Temple Gardens, E.C.4. Of these three schools (I) Which is the largest numerically?
(2) Which is the oldest?
(3) Which is the nearest to London) (4) Which religious community runs each school?
Two Dates for "The Sword"
1UNE 6. Rally of ex-Service
• 1 Swordsmen in Birmingham. July 10-11. Week-end School at WaxwellO An Old Priest's Choice IN a long life of reading these six stand out: (I) The Laws of the Spiritual Life, Maturin; (2) Come Rack Come Rope. Benson; (3) The Path to Rome, Belloc; (4) Spiritual Conferences. St. Francis de Sales; (5) Janette Erskine Stuart, Mother Monahan; (6) The Song of Bernadette, Werfel.
Diary of a Provincial Papist
25th. Meeting us usual.
Prayer. Plans for Corpus Christi Procession complete. The Group to lend a hand in the Sacristy the night before: self and Mrs. H. after procession too to
fold albs, etc. Dialogue Mass for group at side altar in morning arranged, Study. Canon read through the Lauda Sion slowly and commented. Questions followed on the Doctrine of the Eucharist. Very helpful.
Action. Bing and others reported on action about candidates for General Election. Discussion about Miss Blandish and how to stop her coming here with orchids. Suggestion of joint letter not approved. Twins know someone who knows someone who knows very important cinema per I3ttovad Sd..tkr